The hardworking celebrity stylist, mom of two and socialite is a year older today. Happy happy birthday to her!
Here's the thing though, I thought it quite odd when Bella Naija reported that the stylista just turned 30. Not because I automatically doubt a woman's professed age, or because she looks older, but because I was quite sure that quite a while ago, like a couple of years ago, I thought her to be over 30. And then it hit me!
Is the fault from Bella Naija or did Toyin, like most ladies over 30 fib about her age?
There's a possibility BN made an error, but if they didn't there's absolutely no reason to crucify Toyin Lawani. It's something most of us do, or have done at one point in time or the other.
On my last birthday I got a call from a new love interest. When he asked my age and I told him, my aunt shrieked! She said "HOW COULD YOUUUUUU? Why would you tell people your real age? Shave off three years at least, please don't tell anyone you just turned 30". Unfortunately I'm not very good at lying and I'd much rather tell the truth, no matter how unpleasant, than be caught in a lie, which can be terribly embarassing.
So tell me people, how do you honestly feel about getting older? Do you sometimes feel pressured to shave a few years off? I know youth is a beautiful things, and the world is really obsessed with the young and being young. So could that be why people lie, or is it all just in our heads?